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Posts Tagged 'cake'

raspberry almond bars

These here bars are some of our absolute favorite treats of all time!  We know we love them, and we know they are delicious, but when we actually make them they manage to far exceed expectations, EVERY TIME!!  Raspberry and almond are truly a match made in heaven.

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chocolate strawberry celebration cake

First, this picture was taken with an iPhone.  Usually I wouldn’t share it, but the cake was too amazing to keep quiet.  Ashley and I had so much fun making this together for Christmas Eve dinner.  Mom made a fabulous prime rib and the whole family feasted like we’ve never feasted before!  Our favorite part was most definitely Ashley’s chocolate buttercream – OUT OF THIS WORLD!  Absolutely amazing.

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marble cake

Our Aunt Honey had a laugh that was like no other; big, unabashed, and absolutely infectious.  It brought a smile to every face as quickly as did a bite of her fabulous marble cake.  We drove to Richmond each holiday season eagerly discussing and anticipating both the laugh and the cake.  On the off year we didn’t make the trip, you could bet we’d receive a very heavy box in the mail delivering a fresh and beautiful marble cake wrapped securely in loads of foil.  She knew we just couldn’t do Christmas without it.

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bon appetit’s chocolate (mayonnaise) cake

My pumpkin supply is running short here in Asia, but that’s OK because I was forced to try something different this fall.  I’d completely forgotten how amazing the perfect chocolate cake can be!  I’ve never had a go-to recipe, but when I saw this in Bon Appetit it looked like I had met my match.  I don’t go for light and fluffy when it comes to my cakes, particularly the chocolate variety.  I like dense (check), rich (check) and moist (check).  The cake was fab. And the frosting?  Beyond.  Dangerous.  Anytime I need a chocolate cake, this will be on the menu.  Seriously, didn’t even miss my pumpkin in the middle of October, that’s how good it was!

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pistachio cupcakes

These cupcakes are delicious, incredibly moist (which is mostly likely attributed to the full cup of oil), and embarrassingly easy to make. It’s a little tough to get these cupcakes to look lovely due to the nature of the frosting, but seriously, every time I make these cupcakes, people’s reaction never fails to disappoint–the phrase “Best cupcake I’ve ever had!” has been used more than once.  Continue reading ‘pistachio cupcakes’

gooey butter toffee cake

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Not in this case.  Just couldn’t capture the allure of these bars with a photo.  The name gives you a better idea of their decadence, but to truly understand these must be eaten.  Probably the most addictive things I’ve posted so far, and that’s saying a whole lot.  I made them on a Tuesday afternoon to share with friends the next day.  Continue reading ‘gooey butter toffee cake’

raspberry vanilla cake with lemon curd filling

I apologize in advance for this long-winded explanation.  I am indecisive by nature, probably my biggest weakness.  This indecision can lead to disproportional amounts of anxiety over such mundane decisions as “paper or plastic?”  Obviously it’s going to cause a lot of problems when I’m baking.  Continue reading ‘raspberry vanilla cake with lemon curd filling’


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